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Starter wont stop cranking

I just got this truck and it needs work but when i go to start it it will turn over but wont start after acouple seconds of cranking i will turn the ignition off but the motor will still be cranking. What could possibly cause that?

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    changes starter,truck cranks but wont turn over

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Bad ignition switch, not the ignition cylinder, ignition switch or starter soloined.

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I have the same problem I changed the ignition switch an the stater sylonide an got the starter chexed out an they said it was fine if u find the problem email me at dfordyce@yahoo.com good luck bro

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